Hal Brierley and Marjorie Kalter 2012 DMA Hall of Fame Inductees
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) announced Hal Brierley, executive chairman, Brierley+Partners, Inc.—and Marjorie Kalter, professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, teaching social media and brand management—will be the 2012 DMA Hall of Fame recipients.
Both Brierley and Kalter will be inducted into DMA's Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Oct. 16, during the DMA2012 Conference & Exhibition, the Global Event for Real-Time Marketers, taking place Oct. 13-18 in Las Vegas.
"These two exemplary marketing veterans stand out among their peers for their dedication and leadership within the direct marketing community," said Linda A. Woolley, DMA's acting president and CEO. "We applaud their remarkable contributions to the direct and interactive marketing discipline."
Established in 1978, the DMA Hall of Fame honors direct marketing professionals whose outstanding career contributions have contributed to the practice, growth, and stature of the direct marketing community. Each year, individuals are chosen to receive this prestigious honor for their accomplishments in marketing to customers, donors, and/or prospects, and for breaking new ground with creative, response techniques, and/or analytic measurement capabilities. A committee of judges reviews each nominee and gives recommendations to the DMA Board of Directors.
Hal Brierley, Executive Chairman, Brierley+Partners, Inc.
With a direct marketing career spanning more than 30 years, Hal Brierley remains one of the most innovative and respected strategic thinkers in the field. A pioneer in the development of customer loyalty programs, he founded Brierley+Partners in 1985, and has directed its loyalty program design and execution work for some 200 leading global brands. Graduating from Harvard Business School in 1968, Brierley co-founded and served as president and chief executive officer of Epsilon Data Management, one of the nation's leading database marketing companies. In 1980, Brierley served as the only outside consultant for the design of American Airlines AAdvantage®, the world's first frequent-flyer program. In 1982, he became vice president of sales and advertising for Pan American World Airways, where he launched WorldPass®, Pan Am's frequent-traveler program. In 1983, he was named senior vice president of marketing for Continental Airlines. More recently, in 1999, he founded e-Rewards, the world's largest online market research panel, serving some 2000 market research firms in 36 countries
Marjorie Kalter, Founder and Former Professor of New York University's Integrated Marketing Program, Adjunct Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business
Professor Kalter has always led a dual career as marketer and professor. On the marketing side, she was executive vice president at Wunderman, leading integrated campaigns for American Express, AT&T, Groupe Danone, and Kraft, and heading the Strategy Review Board. At the same time, she taught at Columbia University's MBA program, then went on to create and lead NYU's Integrated Marketing program, where she was the only full-time professor, teaching strategy and entrepreneurship. Kalter now teaches social media and brand management at NYU's Stern School of Business. A previous winner of the Silver Apple Award from the Direct Marketing Club of New York, she also received the DMEF's Edward N. Mayer Award for educational leadership and its Outstanding Educator Award. She also serves as Chair of the ECHO Awards Board of Governors.
About the DMA Hall of Fame
DMA's Hall of Fame honors those who have made outstanding contributions to direct marketing. Since it was established in 1978, DMA has honored 99 men and women whose vision and leadership have helped shape today's data-driven, multichannel marketing profession. For more information, including a full list of 1978-2011 honorees, visit www.dmahalloffame.org.
About DMA2012 Conference & Exhibition
The DMA2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition: The Global Event for Real-Time Marketers is the world's largest gathering of cross-media/channel marketing professionals. DMA2012, which will be held Oct. 13-18 in Las Vegas, will feature keynote presentations, educational sessions, roundtables, case studies, white papers, and research reports. DMA2012's exhibit hall will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies. For additional information, or to register for the six-day multichannel marketing event of the year, please visit http://www.dma12.org.